I started following the daily readings in Eric Liddell’s book, The Disciples of the Christian Life, on Tuesday 11 October 2011 finally finishing the year-long reading plan on Wednesday 13 March 2013.
Awareness of Eric Liddell and his accomplishments in the Olympic arena became more widespread with the screening of award-winning film, Chariots of Fire.
Lesser known is Eric’s work as a missionary to China. Following the occupation of China by the Japanese Eric was placed in an internment camp where he died of a brain tumour on the 21 February 1945 aged forty-three.
A manuscript of Eric’s, A Manual of Christian Discipleship, that was known to be circulating in the internment camp was finally published in 1985 under the title, The Disciplines of the Christian Life.